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Christmas officially arrived Sunday with Santa, festive train engines, fireworks and dazzling lighted displays. “It was awesome,” said Luverne Chamber assistant Amber Lais. “I thought it was an outstanding turnout. It was a perfect day. The weather was perfect. I don’t think it could have gone any...
A 20-minute show of fireworks ushered in the 2020 Love the Lights celebration in Luverne’s city park Sunday night.
Dozens of holiday displays were illuminated simultaneously Sunday night for Luverne’s Love the Lights celebration. The city park came to life around 7 p.m. when the lights were illuminated on more than 70 displays set up by 39 businesses and organizations. The park lighting followed a spectacular...
The Luverne City Park will again be lighted for the month of December with holiday displays set up by local businesses, families and organizations for the annual Love the Lights celebration. Pictured here, sales director Chantel Connell (left) and production director Heather Johnson work on the...
A July 11 fireworks display at the Hills Rez Park is intended to promote a sense a community — at a safe distance. Howie Vis is an organizer with Helping Build Communities Stronger, a community club focused on promotional activities in Hills, Beaver Creek and Steen. The group annually hosts the...
Since taking over the Walleye Wind Farm project last fall, NextEra Energy officials planned a series of meetings to explain the proposed renewable energy project in western Rock County. Pandemic social distancing prevented those meetings, but since December, the company has donated more than $16,...
Organizers of Fourth of July events in Luverne estimate roughly 2,000 people came and went from The Lake and nearly 5,000 watched the fireworks display Thursday night.
An estimated 2,000 people celebrated the Fourth of July at The Lake in Luverne Thursday. The event — the fifth in a row — was marked by sunshine, blue skies and busy shorelines and lake water. “There were tons of kids and adults in the water throughout the day,” said Chamber Director Jane Wildung...
Carole McNaughton-Commers, a trainer with the Key Log Rolling, Golden Valley, addresses poll staff and interested July 4 volunteers at the pool Wednesday, June 22. "It is not as easy as it looks," she said.
Log rolling competition joins a growing list of attractions at The Lake in Luverne Monday for the Fourth of July holiday. A 12-foot long, 65-pound man-made log was delivered to Luverne’s indoor pool Wednesday, June 22, for training and practice. After it was filled with water, the polyethylene log...
Luverne firemen Jeremy Lehman (left) and Jonathon Kurtz are training to become certified fireworks operators. The July 4 event at The Lake in Luverne will be one of their training sessions toward certification. They're pictured with mortar tubes (up to 6 inches diameter) for this year's show.
Luverne will have a Fourth of July fireworks show this year for the first time in over three decades. And two local firemen, Jeremy Lehman and Jonathon Kurtz, will be in charge of lighting the fuses for the holiday show at The Lake in Luverne. “I just want everyone to know we’re going to do this in...
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